BCGi has recently been informed that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has just released another round of Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL). A few take-a-ways from the OFCCPS FAQ’s are found below;
What is OFCCP’s Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL)?
The CSAL is notification to an establishment that has been selected to undergo a compliance evaluation during the scheduling cycle. The list is generated from OFCCP’s Federal Contractor Selection System (FCSS). It is not a letter scheduling a compliance evaluation. The purposes of the CSAL are to:
- Provide the contractor establishment’s internal EEO staff at least 45–days advance notice to obtain management support for EEO and self–audit efforts
- Encourage contractors to take advantage of OFCCP compliance assistance offerings;
- Encourage contractors to focus on self–audit efforts that, if problems are adequately analyzed and corrected, saves OFCCP time/resources when we do an evaluation; and
- Help contractors manage/budget the amount of time required for evaluation activity.
Will the corporate headquarters of establishments on the scheduling list receive a CSAL?
- CSALs are mailed to all establishments identified on the scheduling lists developed for a given scheduling cycle.
The Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) Update
- A new scheduling list has been compiled for FY2018 using a neutral scheduling process.
- 1,000 CSAL letters were mailed to contractor establishments on February 1st, 2018.
- OFCCP will begin mailing scheduling letters on March 19, 2018.
- Contractors are required to submit their Affirmative Action Program (AAP) thirty–days after receiving the scheduling letter.
- This data collection is approved by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
- No more than 10 establishments of a single contractor are placed on the scheduling list.
- No more than four establishments of a single contractor are placed in a single district office.
- No establishment with review closed in the last five years is placed on the scheduling list.
How can a contractor confirm whether it should have received a CSAL?
- OFCCP mails a CSAL to the Human Resources Director (or designated point of contact) of each establishment on the scheduling lists issued in a scheduling cycle. Corporations may confirm whether an establishment was mailed a CSAL by e–mailing a written request on company letterhead to the Division of Program Operations at OFCCP-DPO-Scheduling@dol.gov.
If you are a client of Biddle Consulting Group and receive the CSAL letter, you know the drill, contact us right away. If you are a contractor in need of assistance, Biddle is happy to provide you with direction and support you through the entire audit process. Contact a Biddle Consultant today, 800-999-0438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.